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December 15, 2023 at 2:15 pm  Politics, Provincial

MISSION- New Democrat MLAs Pam Alexis and Bob D’Eith say local organizations and parent advisory councils will be able to support young artists and extracurricular activities thanks to over $223,100 in Community Gaming Grants funding. This round of funding is from the Community Gaming Grants program’s arts and culture stream and parent advisory council and district parent advisory council (PAC/DPAC) stream.

“As a former school trustee, I know that the work done by Parent Advisory Councils helps make sure that students are making connections at school and being set up for success” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission. “Having outlets outside of work and school are so important for students and adults and that’s why giving funding to community arts organizations and PACs is so important.”

In Mission, the following organizations are receiving funding to support arts and culture:

  • District of Mission Arts Council- $34,000
  • Mission Folk Music Festival Society- $83,000
  • Mission District Historical Society- $32,000
  • Opening Night Theatre Society- $8,000

Parent advisory councils/district parent advisory councils receiving funding to support extracurricular events, activities and equipment include:

  • Mission Secondary School PAC- $26,100
  • Hatzic Middle School PAC- $15,560
  • Cherry Hill Elementary School PAC- $5,620

“Community organizations and Parent Advisory Council’s do so much in our communities, and it’s important that we support them in the services they provide,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “This funding will help arts and culture organizations and PACs continue to enrich the lives of adults and students in Mission.”

More than $18.2 million in new funding will go to over 650 organizations to support arts and culture across the province.

More than 1,300 parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils will also receive over $11.2 million to support extracurricular activities throughout British Columbia.

Learn more about Arts and Culture Recipients: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0055-001993

Learn more about PAC/DPAC Recipients: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0053-001975

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